Dir. Michel Franco

2015 | 92 min | Mexico-France | English | Drama



David is an in-home nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Efficient and dedicated to his profession, David develops strong, even intimate, relationships with each person he cares for. But outside of his work, David is ineffectual, awkward, and reserved – effects of his chronic depression – and he needs each patient as much as they need him. Having long carried a burden of guilt and remorse, David must face his past in order to heal.

  • A towering acheivement... Chronic is visceral, shocking and poignant; heralding Franco as a daring filmmaker and major new talent.
  • A sombre, intelligent, finely composed study of one man's emotional endgame.
    The Guardian
  • Intelligent and as deranged as Roth's performace... transcendent.
  • [A] strongly stoic yet heartfelt performance.
    Screen International

Awards & Nominations

Best Screenplay - Cannes